The dynamic.watch web site and routeCourse app are the fastest and easiest way to create and download routes to your Garmin Edge or Oregon/Rino GPS, right from your phone or computer.
Designed for cyclists and hikers, just install the routeCourse app on your device, and use this web page, dynamic.watch, to create routes using our mobile-friendly route Planner (or import routes from popular sites like Strava, Ride with GPS and MapMyRun) and send them to the device.
Use the bigger screen of your phone, tablet or computer to create or import a route, and your device will automatically see the updated route list when you start the app. Your device only needs an internet connection (through your phone) if you want to view and download new routes. Otherwise it is self-contained and designed for use outside of cellular service.
This website is fully mobile-enabled to use on your phone, and a laptop is not required (though of course the website works great there too).
When you start the routeCourse app on your GPS it will show you a list of your local routes (the ones already downloaded to your GPS) and your "cloud" routes (routes created (or imported) and stored in the cloud at dynamicWatch).
Tap (touchscreen) or use the Up/Down and Select buttons (Edge 520) to select a route to download and "launch" it in the GPS's built-in activity/map feature.
When you're ready for more, dynamicWatch Premium adds a Route Archive, elevation profile and stats in Planner, editing of imported routes in Planner, OpenCycleMaps (OCM) map type, GPX exports and no advertising.
routeCourse runs on the following Garmin cycling and outdoors GPS devices:
All are available from Amazon.com and your local outdoors stores.
If you have a Garmin GPS watch, our dwMap app combines the easy route (course) planning and simple route downloads of this site with a route map display right on the watch screen to guide you as you run.
When you start the routeCourse app on your GPS it will show you a list of your local routes (the ones already downloaded to your GPS) and your "cloud" routes (routes created (or imported) and stored in the cloud at dynamicWatch):
The GPS icon (rectangle) by the route shows it has already been downloaded, while the cloud icon shows it is available to be downloaded from your account on dynamic.watch.
Tap or select one of these, and you will be given the option of downloading it, or of both downloading and launching it immediately.
Tap (touchscreen) or use the Up/Down and Select buttons (Edge 520) to select a route to "launch" it in the GPS's built-in activity/map feature. This is the usual map and activity recorder capability of the GPS that you are already familiar with.
Routes are sorted by their distance away from you.
If you use Chrome as the web browser on your computer we have a Chrome Extension that adds a button to your toolbar to save routes directly from these websites. It's now incredibly easy to leverage the wealth of awesome routes on those sites, then send them to your Garmin watch or Edge with just a click of our button!
You can share your dynamicWatch routes with any of your friends! Just click on the icon next to a route and we'll generate a special sharing URL, with buttons to share it instantly via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn, or just copy the URL and send it in any other way.
The recipient won't be able to change your route, but they will be able to add a copy of it to their routes so that they can download it to their device.
We do not currently have iPhone or Android apps to directly send routes and settings to your phone. However this website, including the Route Planner have been designed to work great on your phone's browser (Safari or Chrome).
For fast access, you may want to create a home page shortcut to the webpage. This will make it almost as easy as having an app!
Please check the above guides for the fastest access to the information you need.
For support for your Garmin device or for Garmin Connect Mobile, contact Garmin Support.